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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials.
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America's Working on Its Next Nuclear Deal

March 22, 2016 Fresh off last year’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear development, the Obama administration is mulling another nuclear deal — this one with Russia. Washington wants to change course on a plan laid with Moscow 16 years ago to dispose of its share of 68 metric tons of plutonium. “Clearly, we...

Lockheed Expanding Missile Factories, Quadruples Bomb Production for ISIS Long Haul

March 17, 2016 Lockheed Martin is expanding various munition factories to meet rising demand from the U.S. and its partners fighting the Islamic State — and to start equipping American warplanes for great-power wars at sea. “We are seeing a lot of international demand for our product set,” Frank St. John, Lockheed’s vice...

Bombs Away! Lockheed Expanding Missile Factories, Quadruples Bomb Production for ISIS Long Haul

March 16, 2016 Lockheed Martin is expanding various munition factories to meet rising demand from the U.S. and its partners fighting the Islamic State — and to start equipping American warplanes for great-power wars at sea. “We are seeing a lot of international demand for our product set,” Frank St. John, Lockheed’s vice...

Lockheed Official: Here's How To Keep America’s Airborne Advantage

March 16, 2016 Can China’s and Russia’s new fifth-generation warplanes and surface-to-air missiles threaten the American military’s dominance of the skies? Not yet, says one man whose job it is to make sure that remains the case for decades to come. “We still today have a distinct advantage with our fifth-generation airplanes versus...

Skunk Works Chief: How To Keep America’s Airborne Advantage

March 15, 2016 Can China’s and Russia’s new fifth-generation warplanes and surface-to-air missiles threaten the American military’s dominance of the skies? Not yet, says one man whose job it is to make sure that remains the case for decades to come. “We still today have a distinct advantage with our fifth-generation airplanes versus...

F-35 Chief: Pentagon Should Think Hard Before Making Another Joint Fighter

March 11, 2016 Perhaps the only thing U.S. military leaders know about their next fighter jet is this: they want the program to go better than the F-35’s did. The sixth-generation fighter effort is still in its infancy; the aircraft it produces may not fly for decades. The Pentagon hasn’t even decided whether...

F-35 Chief: Think Very, Very Hard Before Making Another Joint Fighter

March 11, 2016 Perhaps the only thing U.S. military leaders know about their next fighter jet is this: they want the program to go better than the F-35’s did. The sixth-generation fighter effort is still in its infancy; the aircraft it produces may not fly for decades. The Pentagon hasn’t even decided whether...

If Trump Wins, Expect Thousands of Defense Jobs to Move to Europe

March 10, 2016 Donald Trump has pledged to bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, but if elected president the Republican frontrunner might send thousands of American defense jobs to Europe. U.S. defense industry and national security analysts are expressing concerns that a President Trump might prompt Middle Eastern and other military...

If Trump Wins, Expect Thousands of Defense Jobs to Move to Europe

March 9, 2016 Donald Trump has pledged to bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, but if elected president the Republican frontrunner might send thousands of American defense jobs to Europe. U.S. defense industry and national security analysts are expressing concerns that a President Trump might prompt Middle Eastern and other military...

Congress Will Rethink Combatant Command Boundaries

February 25, 2016 Congress may reshape — or even close — some of the Pentagon’s combatant commands, the four-star headquarters that oversee military activities in all corners of the world, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman said Thursday. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said his panel would look at combatant command responsibilities when it...